A good way to work off the excesses of the festive season is a long walk on New Year’s Day. So we set out this morning at 10.00 to walk from Las Negras to El Valle de Rodalquilar over the path through the hills that separate us.
Looking back there are good views down to Las Negras and the coast and at the top of the ridge are these two ancient olive trees by a ruin.
Walking along the path there are good views looking inland over an old cemetery to the gold mining mountains above Rodalquilar.
The path through the hills descends …
… down to El Valle de Rodalquilar.
Eventually it meets the main track to El Playazo beach. This impressive, sphynx like boulder stands at the junction.
Down at El Playazo the levante breeze churned up white horses on the Mediterranean overlooked by the fortress, Bateria de San Ramon.
We continued our walk along the path behind the fort.
From this path, that takes us back to Las Negras, there are some wonderful coastal views.
The path descends to Cala del Cuervo. The cove next to Las Negras. In the photo above you can see the beach of Las Negras in the distance on the left and San Pedro in the centre.